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Lord of the Flies - Show how the writer creates a world of increasing violence in the novel.

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Introduction

Lord of the Flies Mubasher Rafique Task: Show how the writer creates a world of increasing violence in the novel William Golding changes a lot of things on the island, such as the setting and the behaviour of the characters, to help him create a world of increasing violence. The things I will be concentrating on are the characters themselves, the settings, events, and behaviour of the characters. I will be looking at the main characters in the novel, Ralph, Piggy, Jack, and Simon. All the characters change in the novel. Instead of being civilised they turn to savagery, but what separates them is how much they turn savage. "Jack made a rush and stabbed at Ralph's chest with his spear". This shows that Jack and his gang is at the most extreme end of savageness while Ralph and Piggy are only a bit savage. ...read more.

Middle

Jack and Simon both come together in a choir of boys. They are all wearing black cloaks and black caps with silver badges on. Jack has a gold badge on as he is their leader. After this Jack is described as tall, thin, bony, red haired has freckles and has blue eyes. Simon has straight black hair. Jack and Simon come across as the most civilised kids on the island. However to create increasing violence Golding strips Jack and Simon of these characteristics. Jack is more affected and he turns savage. Simon stays civilised. Golding uses the settings of the novel to help him create a "world of increasing violence". At the start of the novel the setting is peaceful. They are next to the sea, sand, lagoon and a mountain, it's like a paradise. ...read more.

Conclusion

Obviously Golding uses the events in the novel by making them steadily more violent until the last violent event, the chase. The behaviour of the characters change because Jack forms another group. Jack is a very important character because he is the one that first introduces the idea of hunting. Golding uses the behaviour of Jack to lead other characters into a "world of violence". Piggy and Simon are the only characters on the island that stay totally civilised. Ralph shows signs of savageness when he throws a spear up the pig's snout. Golding uses the character's physical appearance and the behaviour of them, the settings of the novel and the events to create violence. Some of these factors can't be left out if you want to create violence. For example you can't have violence without showing an expression (physical appearance) ...read more.

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